Summary: actress and singer who came to fame on Broadway as calypso singer Enid Mosier starring opposite Pearl Bailey in House of Flowers, who after changing her name appeared in dozens of films including memorable roles in For Pete's Sake as Loretta and Ghost as Ortisha (the woman at the seance) as well as guest appearances on TV shows like Sanford and Son, Married With Children, Moesha, and The Jeffersons.
Cause of Death: Complications from diabetes
Born: May 23, 1924
Died: November 18, 2003
Location: Los Angeles, California